The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 27 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 11 30 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.63% 7.48% 5.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.57% 26.55% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 16
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,225 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 113 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.83% 28.18% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 45 99 84
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
2 8 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) VoIP
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Juniper
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) WLAN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) MS Office
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) OSPF
8 2 (12.50%) McAfee
8 2 (12.50%) Websense
8 2 (12.50%) CISM
8 2 (12.50%) Security Management
8 2 (12.50%) Handset

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) VPN
1 8 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) VoIP
3 4 (25.00%) WLAN
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) RIP
4 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Network Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior UNIX Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior UNIX Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Senior UNIX Support
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Handset
1 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Security Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (12.50%) SIEM
2 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNP
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) CRISC
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) CCSA
4 1 (6.25%) RHCE
4 1 (6.25%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
3 2 (12.50%) Websense
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (12.50%) GFI Software
3 2 (12.50%) LogLogic
3 2 (12.50%) Qualys
3 2 (12.50%) Aruba
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix